SBS: SJH Sports Therapy

Small Business Shout-Out #6

Sarah is a lovely girl who I attended high school with and is now coming to the end of her degree (as am I) and has set up her own business in the middle of a pandemic and I managed to get a massage from her (for a niggling injury I have) before stricter times came. Please go show her some love!

  • Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi there! I’m Sarah and I’m the proud owner of SJH Sports Therapy which I opened the doors to in October 2020. I’ve always wanted my own business but I never thought I’d be in the position at 23 to do it. I opened up SJH Sports Therapy to provide services such as sports massage, rehabilitation programmes, injury prevention, taping for events/everyday, injury assessment and many more things. In my first year I am purely focusing on sports massage, so I can still give enough time to my degree which I will graduate in May this year! I want to help people be the best they can be and with SJH Sports Therapy, I can now do it. 

  • What do you sell and at what price point?

Currently I am only offering Sports Massage as a service, I have three different appointment times for clients to feel the full benefit. 

30 minutes = £17.50

45 minutes = £22.50

60 minutes = £27.50 

Myself and the client have a conversation prior, to decide which option would be best for them and run through a full client form to ensure it is safe to carry out the treatment.

  • What’s your biggest achievement so far?

I think my biggest achievement so far is taking the leap of faith and opening my business, it’s a scary industry and I always thought I would doubt myself being so young and knowing so many experienced people in the game, but I’ve got the best support system behind me and I haven’t looked back since I opened the doors. The first 2 weeks went by in a flash and was so great people were wanting to come, because that was the other thing I was worried about, what if no-one came?! But, I have some lovely clients who have stuck with me since day dot (and through 2 lockdowns) which just means the absolute world to me, I even have my first receipt framed in my therapy room. Through the pandemic, it has been very hard and in times where I thought it wouldn’t survive, I got through it. I always knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I’m finding my feet and even in the times we are in now, the future is certainly bright. 

  • What’s your aim/goal with your business?

My main aim is to make sure people are seeing progression and getting back to things they potentially couldn’t do before they came for treatment. I love hearing from my clients the difference I have made even after 1 appointment. From a business side of things, in the next 5 years I would like to expand to have a premises of my own with a range of facilities that will provide different treatment options so I can offer more to my clients.

  • How can people find you you?

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram currently on social media as well as contacting me directly on my email or phone number. Send me a DM or give me a call if you have any questions!

E-mail = sjhsportstherapy@outlook.com Phone = 07742 469375

Thank you to those that are supporting all the small businesses I am sharing! Definitely means a lot to me and I’m sure to them too.

Thanks again for reading!

Han xx